Civic dialogues on sustainability: A briefing


Ann Dale participated in a workshop in Toronto this past September, examining the question: How can businesses help citizens become informed, inspired and engaged in a national dialogue about sustainability?

This workshop has just released its materials on business and civic dialogue, which will be of interest to those engaged in social science research, civic engagement, and sustainability.

 This briefing, intended for business executives, provides an overview of:

  • Civic dialogue’s potential to promote sustainability
  • How it relates to other types of engagement
  • How business participation in civic dialogue benefits business and society

 A companion Best Practices Guide details effective engagement in civic dialogue, focusing on implementation.

Image credit: Network for Business Sustainability website